N.J. Nurses Create Butterfly Mural

 In Nurses Weekly

A special tribute is on display at a New Jersey hospital, created by nurses and meant to signify the beauty of babies born during a pandemic while offering hope for the future

Maternity nurses at St. Barnabas Hospital in Livingston came up with a project to give expectant parents a little peace—a wall of butterflies called “Delivering Hope.”

“When she was born, she was about half this size. She was really small, so to see her this size, it’s definitely a blessing,” mom Melissa Carrasco, of Wallington, said.

The stress of the coronavirus complicated what should have been such a joyful time for the first-time mom.

“It was definitely a little disheartening a lot of times,” Carrasco said.

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